Thursday, 24 July 2008


The City & Guilds resolved piece is a strange beast and causes much grief to students. As you may remember from previous modules it is artwork only - no sewing. I started off well - found this excellent photo on the internet which shows lots of texture. The artwork for this piece had to be in the form of collage. My first piece is an interpretation of the photo using painted hand made paper and ironed crisp packets to represent the different textures.
Now I do always have to find a quilt pattern in my resolved piece - it is my way of making the exercise relevant and worthwhile. So this next collage is a design for a strippy type of medallion quilt, loosely based on a Welsh Quilt where each element of the collage represents a different texture.
The final collage is a design for a quilt block that I found in a book - called chimneys and cornerstones which also uses different textures to represent different fabrics in the block.
As you can probably tell I don't really like doing the resolved piece - in fact I don't think anyone on the course does. But I can see how it is a good exercise in design and I do feel that I have learnt a lot about design in this first year. Even so it is always a great relief when you get your resolved piece done!


Angela said...

Wow this looks like a really difficult exercise, but you've done a wonderful job!

Lynda said...

These blocks look great - really fabulous colours.